solfeggio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solfeggio a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    • n solfeggio singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solfeggio (Mus) The system of arranging the scale by the names do re mi fa sol la si, by which singing is taught; a singing exercise upon these syllables.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solfeggio In music:
    • n solfeggio Same as solmization.
    • n solfeggio A vocal exercise consisting of tones variously combined in steps, skips. or running passages, sung either to simple vowels or to arbitrary syllables, and designed to develop the quality, flexibility, and power of the voice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Solfeggio an exercise on the notes of the scale, as represented by do, re, mi, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. solfa, the gamut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.

Usage

In literature:

No, it was solfeggio, horrid dry scales to sing, and rhythm, and notation.
"The Happy Venture" by Edith Ballinger Price
Shall we go through with this solfeggio once more?
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
Think of a voice-trainer singing each solfeggio and song with his pupil during the lesson.
"The Child-Voice in Singing" by Francis E. Howard
Two years later she studied solfeggio with Panseron.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Besides these lessons, she studied harmony and practiced solfeggio at the Conservatory.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
When the elder boys had done, the younger came forward and sang some solfeggio exercises.
"The Boy's Voice" by J. Spencer Curwen
Solfeggios, for instance, and scales are extremely useful.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
I was to take him to his solfeggio class at three.
"Erlach Court" by Ossip Schubin
He was a pupil of Choron's, and taught Solfeggio in Monsieur Boniface's school.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
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